Rosemary honey – “Rosmarinus officinalis” – is one of Italian unifloral honeys most characteristic and rare as the plant blooms between February and March, when most of the bees hibernate. The word “Rosmarinus” derives from “red” = dew and “marinus” = marine, referring to the fact that these plants live near the sea. Rosemary honey when is liquid appears very clear, almost straw yellow, it crystallizes very quickly like an ivory-coloured fine-grained paste.
The taste is very sweet, it has a distinctly acid after-taste, the aroma is faintly balsamic and reminds the scent of its flowers, with hints of fresh flour and a finish of bitter almonds. The flower of the rosemary has pale blue, rarely white.